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Pulp magazines (often referred to as "the pulps"), also collectively known as pulp fiction, refers to inexpensive fiction magazines published from 1896 through the 1950s. The typical pulp magazine was seven inches wide by ten inches high, half an inch thick, and 128 pages long. Pulps were printed on cheap paper with ragged, untrimmed edges.

The name pulp comes from the cheap wood pulp paper on which the magazines were printed. Magazines printed on better paper were called "glossies" or "slicks." In their first decades, they were most often priced at ten cents per magazine, while competing slicks were 25 cents apiece. Pulps were the successor to the penny dreadfuls, dime novels, and short fiction magazines of the 19th century. Although many respected writers wrote for pulps, the magazines are best remembered for their lurid and exploitative stories and sensational cover art. Modern superhero comic books are sometimes considered descendants of "hero pulps"; pulp magazines often featured illustrated novel-length stories of heroic characters, such as The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Phantom Detective.

The first "pulp" was Frank Munsey's revamped Argosy Magazine of 1896, about 135,000 words (192 pages) per issue on pulp paper with untrimmed edges and no illustrations, not even on the cover. While the steam-powered printing press had been in widespread use for some time, enabling the boom in dime novels, prior to Munsey, no one had combined cheap printing, cheap paper and cheap authors in a package that provided affordable entertainment to working-class people. In six years Argosy went from a few thousand copies per month to over half a million.

Street & Smith were next on the market. A dime novel and boys' weekly publisher, they saw Argosy's success, and in 1903 launched The Popular Magazine, billed as the "biggest magazine in the world" by virtue of being two pages longer than Argosy. Due to differences in page layout, the magazine had substantially less text than Argosy. The Popular Magazine introduced color covers to pulp publishing. The magazine began to take off when, in 1905, the publishers acquired the rights to serialize Ayesha, by H. Rider Haggard, a sequel to his popular novel She. Haggard's Lost World genre influenced several key pulp writers, including Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, Talbot Mundy and Abraham Merritt. In 1907, the cover price rose to 15 cents and 30 pages were added to each issue; along with establishing a stable of authors for each magazine, this change proved successful and circulation began to approach that of Argosy. Street and Smith's next innovation was the introduction of specialized genre pulps, each magazine focusing on a genre such as detective stories, romance, etc.

At their peak of popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, the most successful pulps could sell up to one million copies per issue. The most successful pulp magazines were Argosy, Adventure, Blue Book and Short Stories described by some pulp historians as "The Big Four". Among the best-known other titles of this period were Amazing Stories, Black Mask, Dime Detective, Flying Aces, Horror Stories, Love Story Magazine, Marvel Tales, Oriental Stories, Planet Stories, Spicy Detective, Startling Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Unknown, Weird Tales and Western Story Magazine. Although pulp magazines were primarily a US phenomenon, there were also a number of British pulp magazines published between the Edwardian era and World War Two. Notable UK pulps included Pall Mall Magazine, The Novel Magazine, Cassell's Magazine, The Story-Teller, The Sovereign Magazine, Hutchinson's Adventure-Story and Hutchinson's Mystery-Story. The German fantasy magazine Der Orchideengarten had a similar format to American pulp magazines, in that it was printed on rough pulp paper and heavily illustrated.

The Second World War paper shortages had a serious impact on pulp production, starting a steady rise in costs and the decline of the pulps. Beginning with Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1941, pulp magazines began to switch to digest size; smaller, thicker magazines. In 1949, Street & Smith closed most of their pulp magazines in order to move upmarket and produce slicks.[8] The pulp format declined from rising expenses, but even more due to the heavy competition from comic books, television, and the paperback novel. In a more affluent post-war America, the price gap compared to slick magazines was far less significant. In the 1950s, Men's adventure magazines began to replace the pulp.

The 1957 liquidation of the American News Company, then the primary distributor of pulp magazines, has sometimes been taken as marking the end of the "pulp era"; by that date, many of the famous pulps of the previous generation, including Black Mask, The Shadow, Doc Savage, and Weird Tales, were defunct. Almost all of the few remaining pulp magazines are science fiction or mystery magazines now in formats similar to "digest size", such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. The format is still in use for some lengthy serials, like the German science fiction weekly Perry Rhodan.

Over the course of their evolution, there were a huge number of pulp magazine titles; Harry Steeger of Popular Publications claimed that his company alone had published over 300, and at their peak they were publishing 42 titles per month. Many titles of course survived only briefly. While the most popular titles were monthly, many were bimonthly and some were quarterly. The collapse of the pulp industry changed the landscape of publishing because pulps were the single largest sales outlet for short stories. Combined with the decrease in slick magazine fiction markets, writers attempting to support themselves by creating fiction switched to novels and book-length anthologies of shorter pieces.

Pulp covers were printed in color on higher-quality (slick) paper. They were famous for their half-dressed damsels in distress, usually awaiting a rescuing hero. Cover art played a major part in the marketing of pulp magazines. The early pulp magazines could boast covers by some distinguished American artists; The Popular Magazine had covers by N.C. Wyeth, and Edgar Franklin Wittmack contributed cover art to Argosy and Short Stories. Later, many artists specialized in creating covers mainly for the pulps; a number of the most successful cover artists became as popular as the authors featured on the interior pages. Among the most famous pulp artists were Walter Baumhofer, Earle K. Bergey, Margaret Brundage, Edd Cartier, Virgil Finlay, Earl Mayan, Frank R. Paul, Norman Saunders, Nick Eggenhofer, (who specialized in Western illustrations), Rudolph Belarski and Sidney Riesenberg. Covers were important enough to sales that sometimes they would be designed first; authors would then be shown the cover art and asked to write a story to match.

Later pulps began to feature interior illustrations, depicting elements of the stories. The drawings were printed in black ink on the same cream-colored paper used for the text, and had to use specific techniques to avoid blotting on the coarse texture of the cheap pulp. Thus, fine lines and heavy detail were usually not an option. Shading was by crosshatching or pointillism, and even that had to be limited and coarse. Usually the art was black lines on the paper's background, but Finlay and a few others did some work that was primarily white lines against large dark areas.

Another way pulps kept costs down was by paying authors less than other markets; thus many eminent authors started out in the pulps before they were successful enough to sell to better-paying markets, and similarly, well-known authors whose careers were slumping or who wanted a few quick dollars could bolster their income with sales to pulps. Additionally, some of the earlier pulps solicited stories from amateurs who were quite happy to see their words in print and could thus be paid token amounts. There were also career pulp writers, capable of turning out huge amounts of prose on a steady basis, often with the aid of dictation to stenographers, machines or typists. Before he became a novelist, Upton Sinclair was turning out at least 8,000 words per day seven days a week for the pulps, keeping two stenographers fully employed. Pulps would often have their authors use multiple pen names so that they could use multiple stories by the same person in one issue, or use a given author's stories in three or more successive issues, while still appearing to have varied content. One advantage pulps provided to authors was that they paid upon acceptance for material instead of on publication; since a story might be accepted months or even years before publication, to a working writer this was a crucial difference in cash flow.

Some pulp editors became known for cultivating good fiction and interesting features in their magazines. Preeminent pulp magazine editors included Arthur Sullivant Hoffman (Adventure), Robert H. Davis (All-Story Weekly), Harry E. Maule (Short Stories) Donald Kennicott (Blue Book), Joseph T. Shaw (Black Mask), Farnsworth Wright (Weird Tales, Oriental Stories), John W. Campbell (Astounding Science Fiction,Unknown) and Daisy Bacon (Love Story Magazine, Detective Story Magazine).

Description of this collection from Wikipedia.

Many issues of this collection come from a variety of anonymous contributors, as well as sites such as The Pulp Magazines Project and ThePulp.net.

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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: The Beautiful People by Bob Martin Holes, Incorporated by Hi Marx Marley's Chain by Ted Speicher An Empty Bottle by uncredited Shock Treatment by Wilson Sinister Paradise by uncredited Essays: A Chat with the Editor ... (If, September 1952) by Paul W. Fairman Personalities in Science Fiction: Jules Verne by Paul W. Fairman Science Briefs (If, September 1952) by Henry Bott Guest Editorial by L. E. Shaffer The...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Preview of Cover Art for October 1955 by Ed Valigursky Franchise by Paul Orban Birthright by Frank Kelly Freas Bleedback by Ed Emshwiller The Mold of Yancy by Ed Emshwiller The Patriot by Paul Orban Ecology On Rollins Island by Paul Orban Essays: Worth Citing (If, August 1955) by uncredited What Is Your Science I. Q.? (If, August 1955) by uncredited Science Briefs (If, August 1955) by uncredited Novelettes:...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Let My People Go by Hi Marx Hoiman and the Solar Circuit by Stan Robots of the World! Arise! by Bob Martin Vital Ingredient by Bob Martin The Terrible Answer by uncredited Mcilvaine's Star by Bob Martin Essays: A Chat with the Editor ... (If, July 1952) by Paul W. Fairman Guest Editorial by Sam Merwin, Jr. Personalities in Science Fiction: Charles Fort, His Objectives Fade in the West by Robert Barbour Johnson...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Atomic Power Plant by uncredited The Test Colony by Frank Kelly Freas Disqualified by Frank Kelly Freas Confidence Game by Ed Emshwiller The Battle by Virgil Finlay World Without War by Ed Emshwiller Waste Not, Want by Frank Kelly Freas The Work-Out Planet by Paul Orban D P by Paul Orban A Gift for Terra by Paul Orban Essays: A Chat with the Editor (If, September 1954) by James L. Quinn Worth Citing (If,...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Mars Landscape by Ed Valigursky Jupiter Five by Ed Valigursky She Knew He Was Coming by Ed Emshwiller Pipe of Peace by uncredited The Huddlers by Ernie Barth The Kenzie Report by Frank Kelly Freas Derelict by Ed Emshwiller Circle of Flight by Ed Emshwiller The Contest by Paul Orban Jupiter by Ed Valigursky Essays: A Chat with the Editor (If, May 1953) by James L. Quinn Personalities in Science: Dr. Roy K....
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Prisoners of the Sky by Gray Morrow The Kettle Black by Nodel Not by Sea by Jack Gaughan The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (Part 3 of 5) by Gray Morrow Essays: The Race for Space by Frederik Pohl Hue and Cry (If, February 1966) by Frederik Pohl Novelettes: The Kettle Black by Steve Buchanan Not by Sea by Howard L. Morris Novella: Prisoners of the Sky by C. C. MacApp Serial: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (Part 3 of...
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The writings of Lester Del Rey have been removed due to a request by John Betancourt of Wildside Press. (Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Death and Designation Among the Asadi by Jack Gaughan Construction Shack by uncredited The Never Girl by uncredited The Wizard of Anharitte (Part 2 of 3) by uncredited Ghosts by Jack Gaughan Essays: Reading Room (If, January-February 1973) by Lester del Rey Sf Calendar (If, January-February 1973) by...
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The writings of Lester Del Rey have been removed due to a request by John Betancourt of Wildside Press. (Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Silkies in Space by Jack Gaughan The Hide Hunters by Dan Adkins Mountains Like Mice by Lutjens Earthblood (Part 2 of 4) by Wallace Wood Essays: Guest Editorial: The Year of the Horse by Lester del Rey An Apa for Everyone by Lin Carter Hue and Cry (If, May 1966) by Frederik Pohl Novelettes: The Hide Hunters...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: The Time-Tombs by Virgil Finlay Saline Solution by Virgil Finlay The Ten-Point Princess by Virgil Finlay Podkayne of Mars (Part 3 of 3) by Virgil Finlay Essays: This Dream We Have ... by Theodore Sturgeon The Wishbooks by Theodore Sturgeon Hue and Cry (If, March 1963) by Frederik Pohl Novelettes: The Time-Tombs by J. G. Ballard The Ten-Point Princess by J. T. McIntosh Serial: Podkayne of Mars (Part 3 of 3) by...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Bulge by Jack Gaughan The Elf in the Starship Enterprise by Virgil Finlay Flesh and the Iron by Todd Star Itch by Dan Adkins Love Conquers All by Joe Wehrle, Jr. Dreambird by Brand Essays: More Bubbles for Your Bier by Frederik Pohl If ... And When (If, September 1968) by Lester del Rey Sf Calendar (If, September 1968) by uncredited Hue and Cry (If, September 1968) by Frederik Pohl Novelettes: Bulge by Hal...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: When Time Was New by Gray Morrow At the Top of the World by Nodel The Hounds of Hell (Part 2 of 2) by Ed Emshwiller Essays: Old Names and New by Frederik Pohl Hue and Cry (If, December 1964) by Frederik Pohl Novelettes: When Time Was New by Robert F. Young At the Top of the World by J. T. McIntosh Serial: The Hounds of Hell (Part 2 of 2) by Keith Laumer Short Stories: The Coldest Place by Larry Niven Pig in a...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Gleaners by Wallace Wood To Be Continued by uncredited The Upside-Down Captain by uncredited His Father's House by uncredited Gravy Train by Wallace Wood Essays: To Thread On a Necklace? by uncredited Worlds of If (If, March 1960) by Frederik Pohl Novelettes: Gleaners by Clifford D. Simak Gravy Train by Daniel F. Galouye Short Stories: To Be Continued by Raymond E. Banks The Upside-Down Captain by Jim Harmon...
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by Sloane, Thomas O'Conor, 1851-1940; Silberberg, Leslie Francis, 1905-1991; Dare, John C.; Keller, David Henry, 1880-1966; Hale, Stephen G.; Ernst, Paul Frederick, 1899-1985; Gallun, Raymond Zinke, 1911-1994; Schoepflin, Harold Vincent, 1893-1968; Schachner, Nathaniel, 1895-1955; Zagat, Arthur Leo, 1895-1949
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Amazing Stories, volume 6, number 1 (April 1931). Scanned copy of a pulp magazine published by Radio-Science Publications, Inc. and edited by Thomas O'Conor Sloane, Ph.D. Periodical copyright not renewed. Individual contributions' copyrights not renewed. This magazine and its contents are now in the public domain. Featuring: Across the Void (Leslie F. Stone; 1/3), Cosmic Power (John C. Dare), The Ambidexter (David H. Keller), The Laughing Death (Stephen G. Hale), Hidden in Glass (Paul Ernst),...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Farnham's Freehold (Part 1 of 3) by Jack Gaughan The Mathenauts by Nodel The Silkie by Gray Morrow Essay: Now That We're Monthly - by Frederik Pohl Novelette: The Silkie by A. E. van Vogt Serial: Farnham's Freehold (Part 1 of 3) by Robert A. Heinlein Short Stories: Weetl by Jack Sharkey The Mathenauts by Norman Kagan Old Testament by Jerome Bixby
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: The Book of Rack the Healer (Part 1 of 2) by Jack Gaughan Last Train From Earth by uncredited The Merchants of Venus by Jack Gaughan Comet, Cairn and Capsule by uncredited Hard Sell by uncredited The Men at Kappa by uncredited Essays: A Message From the Publisher by Arnold E. Abramson Hue and Cry (If, July-August 1972) by Ejler Jakobsson Reading Room (If, July-August 1972) by Lester del Rey Sf Calendar (If,...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Meteor Hazards On the Moon by Ed Valigursky The Thing in the Attic by Paul Orban Beauty and the Beast by Ed Emshwiller The Small World of M-75 by Ed Emshwiller Cartoon: No Caption by Jerry Young A Monster Named Smith by Paul Orban Lonesome Hearts by Frank Kelly Freas Fair and Warmer by Paul Orban Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly? by Paul Orban The Big Stink by Ed Emshwiller Moonquakes by Ed Valigursky Essays: A...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: The Pure Observers by Frank Kelly Freas Albatross by Frank Kelly Freas Man Alone by Ed Emshwiller A Toothache On Zenob by Ed Emshwiller Shandy by Paul Orban The Fishdollar Affair by Frank Kelly Freas The Burning of the Brain by uncredited Brink of Creation by Paul Orban Essays: In the Balance (If, October 1958) by Damon Knight The Retort (If, October 1958) by uncredited Novelettes: Man Alone by Don Berry The...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: The Songs of Distant Earth by Virgil Finlay Gift Horse by Virgil Finlay Do Unto Others by Ed Emshwiller The Day of the Dog by Ed Emshwiller Sound of Terror by Ed Emshwiller Service with a Smile by Paul Orban A Mixture of Genius by Paul Orban High Dragon Bump by Paul Orban Essays: Editor's Report (If, June 1958) by James L. Quinn What Is Your Science I. Q.? (If, June 1958) by uncredited Science Briefs (If, June...
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The writings of Lester Del Rey have been removed due to a request by John Betancourt of Wildside Press. (Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Our Children's Children (Part 1 of 2) by uncredited Susies' Reality by Jack Gaughan Mnarra Mobilis by uncredited Promise Them Anything by Jack Gaughan Experiment by uncredited Essays: Hue and Cry (If, May-June 1973) by uncredited Reading Room (If, May-June 1973) by Lester del Rey Sf Calendar (If, May-June...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: The Hour Before Earthrise (Part 1 of 3) by Gray Morrow Bircher by Jack Gaughan Cybernia by Lutjens Earthblood (Part 4 of 4) by Wallace Wood Essays: Cheer Up, Fellows! by Frederik Pohl Science Fiction's Holiday by Lin Carter Hue and Cry (If, July 1966) by Frederik Pohl Novelettes: Bircher by A. A. Walde Cybernia by H. H. Hollis Serials: The Hour Before Earthrise (Part 1 of 3) by James Blish Earthblood (Part 4...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Returning to Space Station by uncredited The Almost-Men by Paul Orban Prisoners of Earth by Ed Emshwiller The Proxies by Frank Kelly Freas Juvenile Delinquent by Ed Emshwiller Slow Burn by Frank Kelly Freas Last Rites by Paul Orban Meeting of the Board by Ed Emshwiller Essays: Worth Citing (If, October 1955) by uncredited What Is Your Science I. Q.? (If, October 1955) by uncredited Science Briefs (If, October...
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Please note: No Strings Attached by Lester del Rey has been removed from this copy at the request of John Gregory Betancourt of Wildside Press LLC. (Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Supply Train On the Moon by Ed Valigursky The Colonists by Paul Orban No Strings Attached by Frank Kelly Freas The First Day of Spring by Ed Emshwiller The Valley by Ed Emshwiller The Ordeal of Colonel Johns by Rudolph Palais The Link by Rudolph Palais The Holes...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Kangaroo Court by Wallace Wood Parallel Beans by Wallace Wood To Choke an Ocean by Wallace Wood Star Performer by Dick Francis The Six Fingers of Time by Jack Gaughan Essay: Worlds of If (If, September 1960) by Frederik Pohl Novelettes: Kangaroo Court by Daniel F. Galouye To Choke an Ocean by J. F. Bone The Six Fingers of Time by R. A. Lafferty Short Stories: Parallel Beans by Margaret St. Clair The Wedge by...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Tiger Green by Dan Adkins Masque of the Red Shift by Jack Gaughan Retief's War (Part 2 of 3) by Jack Gaughan The Doomsday Men by Gray Morrow Essays: What You Don't Know About You by Frederik Pohl Hue and Cry (If, November 1965) by Frederik Pohl Novelettes: Tiger Green by Gordon R. Dickson Masque of the Red Shift by Fred Saberhagen Novella: The Doomsday Men by Kenneth Bulmer Serial: Retief's War (Part 2 of 3)...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Rogue Star (Part 1 of 3) by Jack Gaughan The Guerrilla Trees by Jeff Jones Cage of Brass by Jack Gaughan The Mother Ship by Joe Wehrle, Jr. House of Ancestors by Brand Publish and Perish by Brock The Bird-Brained Navigator by Vaughn Bodé Essays: Tomorrows to Order by Frederik Pohl What Would You Do About Vietnam? by uncredited Sf Calendar (If, June 1968) by uncredited Hue and Cry (If, June 1968) by uncredited...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Preview of August 1955 Cover by Kenneth Rossi The Strangers by Frank Kelly Freas Bright Islands by Paul Orban Your Time Is Up by Ernie Barth Men of the Ocean by Paul Orban Until Life Do Us Part by Ed Emshwiller The Twilight Years by Ed Emshwiller Freeway by Ed Emshwiller Forced Move by Ernie Barth Essays: A Chat with the Editor (If, June 1955) by James L. Quinn What Is Your Science I. Q.? (If, June 1955) by...
Topics: spencer, laban, graceful, ocean, brink, man, stan, jim, webb, graceful man, algis budrys, young...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: The Good Seed by Wallace Wood The Divers by Wallace Wood The Little Red Bag by uncredited The Last Leap by Wallace Wood Cultural Exchange by uncredited Essay: Worlds of If (If, January 1960) by Frederik Pohl Novelettes: The Divers by James Stamers Cultural Exchange by J. F. Bone Short Stories: The Good Seed by Mack Reynolds Dissolute Diplomat by Bob Shaw The Little Red Bag by Jerry Sohl The Last Leap by Daniel...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Edge of Night (Part 1 of 2) by Jack Gaughan The Empty Man by Burns Arena by Virgil Finlay The Ghost Galaxies by Dan Adkins Enemies of Gree by Gray Morrow The Hour Before Earthrise (Part 3 of 3) by Gray Morrow Essays: To Solve the Future by Frederik Pohl How to Live Like a Slan by Lin Carter Hue and Cry (If, September 1966) by Frederik Pohl Novelettes: The Empty Man by Gardner Dozois Arena by Mack Reynolds The...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: The Man in the Maze (Part 1 of 2) by Jack Gaughan The Rim Gods by Gray Morrow The Product of the Masses by Vaughn Bodé Slowboat Cargo (Part 3 of 3) by Dan Adkins Essays: For a Festival of Science Fiction by Frederik Pohl Meanwhile, Back at the Worldcon .... by Lin Carter Sf Calendar (If, April 1968) by uncredited Hue and Cry (If, April 1968) by Frederik Pohl Novelettes: The Rim Gods by A. Bertram Chandler The...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: In a Body by Bob Ritter Talent by Francis Time Payment by Bob Ritter The Last Trespasser by Martinez The Martian in the Attic by Gray Morrow The Non-Electronic Bug by Gray Morrow Murder Beneath the Polar Ice by Jack Gaughan Essay: Worlds of If (If, July 1960) by Frederik Pohl Novelette: In a Body by J. T. McIntosh Short Stories: Talent by Robert Bloch Time Payment by Sylvia Jacobs The Last Trespasser by Jim...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: The Governor of Glave by Jack Gaughan The Second-Class Citizen by Nodel Muck Man by Jack Gaughan The Reefs of Space (Part 3 of 3) by Ed Emshwiller A Better Mousetrap by Virgil Finlay Essays: Response &Amp; Addenda by Theodore Sturgeon Glop, Goosh and Gilgamesh by Theodore Sturgeon Hue and Cry (If, November 1963) by Frederik Pohl Novelette: The Governor of Glave by Keith Laumer Serial: The Reefs of Space...
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(Contents information excerpted from The Internet Speculative Fiction Database ) Art: Spaceman! (Part 1 of 3) by Castellon Spaceman! (Part 1 of 3) [2] by Castellon Spaceman! (Part 1 of 3) [3] by Castellon The Robots Are Here by Jack Gaughan The Robots Are Here [2] by Jack Gaughan The Youth Addicts by Vaughn Bodé The Youth Addicts [2] by Vaughn Bodé The Youth Addicts [3] by Vaughn Bodé The Long, Slow Orbits by Virgil Finlay The Long, Slow Orbits [2] by Virgil Finlay The Long, Slow Orbits [3]...
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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Science Fiction novella published August 1941 issue of Amazing Stories magazine. Blurb: "Never had John Carter faced more danger than in the polar hothouse city of the yellow men of Mars."
Topics: Science Fiction, Sci-Fi, SF, Mars, Martians, Martian SFF
This exceptional encyclopedia unfolds new exciting material on the major areas of science fiction. The collected thoughts and experiences of eleven outstanding contributors are blended into twelve superb, concise, critical but constructive sections each supplemented by magnificent and illuminating illustrations. It is a remarkable volume which delves into every conceivable crevice of the sf world. The work and ideas from authors such as Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, Olaf Stapledon,...
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by Robert F. Young
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Science Fiction/Fantasy short story published in July 1962 issue of Amazing Stories magazine. Blurb: "The Tarks were attacking, the bosomy princess was clinging to him in terror, and Harold Smith realized he was at the end of his plot-line. What a dilemma! And what an opportunity!!"
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by John B. Harris (John Beynon Harris)
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Science Fiction short story published in the April 1932 issue of Amazing Stories magazine, with cover art. Blurb: "Psychologists -- and others -- are greatly concerned about the effects -- possible and assured -- of machines and the machine age, on human life and endeavor. But who has ever stopped to consider the possible reactions -- or thoughts -- of the advanced machine of the future?" Synopsis: A touching tale of a Martian robot named Zat, who commits suicide after being stranded...
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by Robert Moore Williams
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Science Fiction short story published in November 1941 issue of Amazing Stories magazine. Blurb: "A horrible thing, a Martian desert. But more horrible is the code of honor of its savage tribesmen." Blurb: "The savage code of the Martians was as ruthless as the desert they lived on; and more valuable than millions in gems."
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by Eando Binder
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Science Fiction short story published in October 1932 issue of Amazing Stories magazine. Blurb: "Our continued experiments in radio and television may play a much more important part in the eventual realization of successful interplanetary travel than we can possibly conceive of right now. But if we stop a moment to think about it, the possibilities of such closely allied work between radio, television and rocket travel take on vast proportions -- one phase of which is vividly portrayed in...
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Other Worlds n31 (1953-07.Clark)(cape1736)
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by Gordon A. Giles
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Science Fiction short story published in the February 1941 issue of Amazing Stories magazine. Blurb: "The linking of two worlds hinged on the result of the astronomers observations. Would the Winking Lights be seen?"
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by Manly Wade Wellman
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Science Fiction novelette published in November 1951 issue of Future magazine. Blurb: "Ismail, the Outworlder, found that his reputation was a very convenient thing for lesser known-thives ..."
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